Train to Teach

Saturday 18 November 2017
Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
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Free to attend the event will give you the opportunity to get questions answered by a range of teaching professionals and find out how to get into teaching and how to apply for training in your region. traintoteach_1811

Going public

Just a selection of graduate schemes in the public sector that you can apply for:

  • Teach First  A five week training course, then you will be placed in a school with a higher than average proportion of pupils on free school meals and in an area of deprivation doing your training on the job.  You will work towards a fully funded PGDE, and have the option to top up to a master’s degree.
  • Police Now A two year leadership programme that trains graduates with a minimum/predicted 2:1 to become neighbourhood police officers.  You would start training in summer 2018, and then have the option of joining the Fast Track programme to become an inspector.
  • Civil Service Fast Stream Accelerated career path to a leadership role within the Civil Service. There’s a variety of roles available within four streams – eg finance, diplomacy, health, science and technology.
  • London Fire Brigade Watch a film and take a quiz to find out if you’ve got what it takes.
  • Local Government: National Graduate Development Programme A two year graduate management programme set up to provide local authorities with the high-calibre managers that communities need. 
  • Prison Officers Check out the Unlocked Graduates scheme – a two year leadership development programme aiming to grow society’s future leaders, as well as tackling the damage and cost or prisoner re-offending.  Also investigate prison and probation jobs.
  • Social Work Frontline that targets graduates with a minimum of 2:1 (not in social work).  You will be given a bursary during your first year, at the end of which you will get a postgraduate diploma in social work which allows you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council.  In your second year you will work as a qualified social worker in children’s services and study for a master’s.  Think Ahead trains social workers to work in adult mental health services.  It;s a paid fast-track scheme with the option in your second year to work and study towards a master’s degree.
  • NHS Graduate Training Scheme You will need a minimum of a 2:2. There are several routes: finance management, general management, health analysis, health informatics, human resources and policy and strategy.

Education alternatives

educationEducation Alternatives (TARGETjobs / AGCAS publication) aims to provide information about education-related careers other than teaching in mainstream schools. So.. if you’re

  • drawn towards an educational role but not sure that mainstream teaching is for you, or
  • a trainee or qualified teacher who would like to move to a different role in education

this may give you some ideas

UK Scholar and Postgraduate Awards for study and research in the US


The US UK Fulbright Commission offers a variety of awards for individuals to pursue study, research, and teaching in any academic subject at any US higher education institution.

You can find detailed information on their website about the awards.  The Fulbright website is a great resource if you’re considering studying in the USA!